PAKISTAN CLAIM THREE WINS IN SUCCESSION, IRAN SUFFER FIRST LOSS AT 2ND ENGRO CAVA NATIONS LEAGUE

PAKISTAN CLAIM THREE WINS IN SUCCESSION, IRAN SUFFER FIRST LOSS AT 2ND ENGRO CAVA NATIONS LEAGUE

Islamabad, Pakistan, May 14, 2024 – Hosts Pakistan overcame a strong challenge from Turkmenistan to emerge triumphant with hard-fought 3-1 win for three in a row at the 2nd Engro Central Asian Volleyball Association (CAVA) Nations League at Liaqat Gymnasium inside PSB Sports Complex in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday.

Contesting the single round-robin preliminaries, Pakistan, fresh from 3-0 demolition of Afghanistan and Sri Lanka on the first two days, put up a commendable fight against Turkmenistan. The strong visitors attacked well, but the host side remained in good form to relentlessly counter-attack with exceptional spikes and solid blocks. 

Pakistan took the close first set 25-23, went down to the determined Turkmenistan in the second set 21-25, but bounced back effectively to win the next two sets in thrilling fashion 26-24, 27-25 for a dramatic 3-1 win.

Earlier, Sri Lanka, which lost their first two matches at hands of Kyrgyzstan and Pakistan, tasted their first victory in the eight-day tournament on Monday, displaying outstanding performance to seal convincing 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-14) win against Afghanistan.

Kyrgyzstan also made their mark on Monday, showcasing their strength and strategy to surprisingly defeat Iran in a tightly-contested match 27-25, 25-23, 25-19.

 

Tuesday is the rest day. The competition resumes on Wednesday, with Sri Lanka going up against Iran, Afghanistan challenging Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan facing off against hosts Pakistan.

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